#18 – Nathaniel Belknap

(52 Ancestors #18 – Where’s there’s a will)

Recently on Ancestry.com, I found the probate record for Nathaniel Belknap that listed a fascinating inventory of his homestead, which leads me to this post.

Nathaniel Belknap was born March 31, 1746 in Plaistow, New Hampshire to Obadiah Belknap and Sarah Mitchell. Nathaniel married Hannah Hutchins on July 11, 1770 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Nathaniel Belknap was living in Salem, Rockingham, N.H. in 1776. According to the History of Salem, N.H., written by Edgar Gilbert in 1907, Nathaniel Belknap was a selectman of the town in 1796.

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Image from Find-a-Grave

Nathaniel died October 12, 1803 in Salem, N.H.  He is buried in Salem Center Burying Ground.  His estate papers were dated October 14, 1803. His wife Hannah was one of the administrators in charge of taking an inventory of his estate.

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Beginning of inventory of N. Belknap’s estate, 11/22/1803

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Find-a-Grave image: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=82009960&PIpi=61658763

Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: New Hampshire County, District and Probate Courts.